Billie Kowalewski
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Billie Kowalewski

Divided

All Kaleb had to do was wait. Wait until I was done with my new job and I would have gone with him to Earth. That was the plan we had agreed too. Well, somewhere along the way he changed his mind and left for Earth not telling me. Now, he is on Earth, living his life as Curtis Parker, suffering a very dark depression and can't remember why. Thanks to the barrier hidden deep inside his mind he can't remember who he really is, or being in love with me. If he did, maybe he wouldn't have tried to end his life

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Erika Robuck
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Erika Robuck

#Hockey Strong

If you fail at Pee-Wee Hockey, you fail at life. Right?

Charlie and Kate Miller are involved, supportive parents who have always loved to watch their little athlete play. Until now.

When their son Brett makes a competitive U12 ice hockey team, they have no idea how fully it will engulf their lives. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that to the dad-coach and parents around them youth hockey isn’t just for fun—it’s a way of life.

While the Millers attempt to keep perspective, they slowly find themselves spending endless hours of idle time at the rink, jockeying for the affections of a sadistic coach, keeping up on social media, and interacting with parents—including Real Housewives-like Justin and Piper and super-spirited team parents Bill and Tina—whose shared life goal seems to be Pee Wee Hockey immortality.

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Kelly Simmons
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Kelly Simmons

The Fifth of July

Any of the Warners could have been behind the accident. Every one of them had a problem that threatened to tarnish more than their old-money silver.

Having spent the past three decades' worth of summers on Nantucket, the Warners are as much a part of the island as the crust of salt on the ferry. But this year is different: Tripp is no longer the father he was, and it becomes clear that nothing - not the beams that hold the house together, and not the values the family clings to - can survive the ravages of time. When tradition turns to tragedy, the creaky old house swirls with suspicion. There are just so many reasons to want someone gone.

With no easy answers as to how, why, or who, the Warners must face another frightening question: do they really want to know the truth?

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Katie Haegele
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Katie Haegele

Cats I've Known

From deep friendships to brief encounters, this is the story of the cats in Katie Haegele's life, or rather the story of her life in relation to the many cats she meets in Philadelphia's streets, alleys, houses, apartments, and bookstores. Through Haegele's sharp, wise, and at times hilarious gaze, we see cats for what they truly are: minor deities that mostly ignore the human foibles being played out around them. They accept our offerings with equanimity and occasionally bestow some nice thing on us.

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Gail Priest
Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

Gail Priest

Eastern Shore Shorts

The compelling characters in Eastern Shore Shorts visit familiar local restaurants, inns, shops, parks, and museums as they cross paths through the charming towns and waterways of the Eastern Shore. From the female barber who runs into an old flame to a man who’s held out for love too long, and from a cranky dog trainer to a meddling mother-of-the-bride, these folks will make you laugh, cry, and cheer as they follow their hearts and dreams. Visit Berlin, Cambridge, Chestertown, Chincoteague, Easton, Rock Hall, Salisbury, St. Michaels, and Tilghman Island in this wonderful collection of intersecting stories

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Gia Cribbs
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

Gia Cribbs

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan

No one wants me to tell you about the disappearance of Sloane Sullivan.

Not the lawyers or the cops. Not her friends or family. Not even the boy who loved her more than anyone. And most certainly not the United States Marshals Service. You know, the people who run the witness protection program or, as it’s officially called, the Witness Security Program? Yeah, the WITSEC folks definitely don’t want me talking to you.

But I don’t care. I have to tell someone.

If I don’t, you’ll never know how completely wrong things can go. How a single decision can change everything. How, when it really comes down to it, you can’t trust anyone. Not even yourself. You have to understand, so it won’t happen to you next. Because you never know when the person sitting next to you isn’t who they claim to be…and because there are worse things than disappearing.

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Laura Bradford
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

Laura Bradford

Portrait of a Sister

Katie Beiler was always the follower to her twin sister Hannah’s lead. That is until Hannah left their Amish upbringing for an English life—leaving Katie to find her own footing in a world that no longer looks as it once did…

Katie has always imagined her life being just like Mamm’s. It’s why she chose baptism and why she’ll soon marry Abram Zook. But ever since Hannah left, the only thing that truly makes Katie smile is the sketchpad in which she indulges her talent for drawing faces—a sin that, if discovered, could get her shunned by her family, her friends, and even Abram. Yet Katie sees her secret pastime as the only way to quiet a growing restlessness she’d just as soon ignore. That is until their Mamm’s untimely death brings Hannah back home to Pennsylvania, with a new outlook on life, a man she adores, and, soon, an invitation for Katie to visit her in New York City.

Suddenly, Katie is experiencing a freedom she’s never had, in a world she never imagined. She’s also spending time in the company of a fellow dreamer, someone who sees her as strong and brave and makes her laugh. But it’s when Hannah shows Katie’s drawings to a gallery owner that she truly finds herself at a crossroads between the only life she’s ever known and the powerful lure of an unfamiliar future.

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Jake Tapper
Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

Jake Tapper

The Hellfire Club

The debut political thriller from Jake Tapper, CNN's chief Washington correspondent and the New York Times bestselling author of The Outpost-- 1950's D.C. intrigue about a secret society and a young Congressman in its grip.

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Mark Decker
Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

Mark Decker

Country Boy

Country Boy captures the breadth and depth of life in the political world of Washington, D.C., with his soul mate, Molly; a father helping to raise a young son; observing human nature at home and at work through the eyes of a simple country boy who found, in joy and sorry, that he had a gift for writing poetry.

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Orly Konig and Shelley Noble
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Orly Konig and Shelley Noble

Carousel Beach

A cryptic letter on her grandmother’s grave and a mysterious inscription on a carousel horse leads artist Maya Brice to Hank Hauser, the ninety-year-old carver of the beloved carousel she has been hired to restore in time for its Fourth of July reopening in her Delaware beach town. Hank suffers from Alzheimer’s, but on his “better” days, Maya is enthralled by the stories of his career. On his “off” days, he mistakes her for her grandmother—his secret first love.

While stripping chipped layers of paint from the old horse and peeling layers of fragmented memories from the old man, Maya untangles the intertwined secrets of the woman she thought she knew and, maybe, her own heart.

 

Lighthouse Beach

What was supposed to be an idyllic wedding leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery…

When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport’s most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she’s made a big mistake. She’s not even sure why Jessica Parker invited her to her posh wedding. They haven’t seen each other since they were unhappy fourteen-year-old girls at fat camp. And now they’re from two completely different worlds. There’s no way Lillo fits in the rarefied circles Jessica travels in.

Jess isn’t sure she’s ready to go through with this wedding, but she’s been too busy making everyone else happy to think about what she wants. But when she and her two closest friends, Allie and Diana, along with Lillo, discover her fiancé with his pants down in the hotel parking lot, she’s humiliated…and slightly relieved. In a rush to escape her crumbling life, Jess, Allie, and Diana pile into Lillo’s beat-up old van and head up the coast to Lighthouse Island. Once there, she hopes to figure out the next chapter in her life.

Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into happiness with new love, friendship, and the healing power of Lighthouse Beach.

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Sue Levine
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Sue Levine

Susie's Shoesies... A New Generation of Adventure! (#8 in the Susie Shoesies series!)
In this last book of the Susie's Shoesies series, three generations of time-traveling adventurers return to their past and meet the woman who started it all!

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Cristina Alger
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Cristina Alger

The Banker's Wife

On an early morning in November, a couple boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Lerner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left behind, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. As she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that Matthew’s death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies.

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Amber Brock
Jul
8
6:30 PM18:30

Amber Brock

Lady Be Good

Kitty Tessler is the winsome and clever only child of self-made hotel and nightclub tycoon Nicolas Tessler. Kitty may not have the same pedigree as the tennis club set she admires, but she still sees herself as every inch the socialite—spending her days perfecting her “look” and her nights charming all the blue-blooded boys who frequent her father’s clubs. It seems like the fun will never end until Kitty’s father issues a terrible ultimatum: she may no longer date the idle rich. Instead, Kitty must marry Andre, her father’s second-in-command, and take her place as the First Lady of his hotel empire. Kitty is forced to come up with a wily and elaborate plan to protect her own lofty ideas for the future, as well as to save her best friend, Henrietta Bancroft, from a doomed engagement; Kitty will steal Henrietta’s fiancé, a fabulously wealthy but terribly unkind man from a powerful family—thereby delivering the one-two punch of securing her now-fragile place on the social ladder and keeping her friend from a miserable marriage.

Then Kitty meets Max, a member of a band visiting New York from her father’s Miami club, and her plans take a turn. Smitten, but still eager to convince her father of her commitment to Andre, Kitty and Hen follow Max, Andre, and the rest of the band back down to Miami—and later to Cuba. As Kitty spends more time with Max, she begins waking up to the beauty—and the injustice—of the world beyond her small, privileged corner of Manhattan. And when her well-intended yet manipulative efforts backfire, Kitty is forced to reconsider her choices and her future before she loses everyone she loves.

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Stephanie Lombardi-Terranova
Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Stephanie Lombardi-Terranova

I’ll Never Catch a Seagull

“I’ll Never Catch a Seagull” is a short children’s story about a boy who tries many different ways to catch a seagull on the beach, to no avail.  He sings to the seagull, reads him a book, and even shares his ice cream. Ultimately, the boy realizes that although it is impossible to catch the seagull he sure had a blast trying and will continue to do so. 

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Paul Acampora
Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Paul Acampora

Confusion is Nothing

Fourteen-year-old Ellie’s mother left when she was a baby. After Ellie finds out she has died, she is eager to learn about the parent she will now never meet. Unfortunately, her father, who is still angry that Ellie’s mother abandoned the family, is not interested in sharing information or memories, so Ellie turns to the colorful cast of characters around her for help. Before her death, Ellie’s mom had sent her a box of mementos that offer some clues. Now, Ellie learns that her mother was in an ’80s tribute band called Cyndi Lauper’s Not Dead and that they will be playing in town. Ellie’s quest to determine who her mother really was, helped along by those who knew her, reads like a light mystery and drives the story forward. Yet it’s the dry wit of Acampora’s characters—including Ellie’s principal, the wise and wisecracking Sister Stephanie—and the love of ’80s music permeating every scene that give this story its rhythm and soul

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Julie Maloney
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Julie Maloney

A Matter of Chance

Guilt, hope, and persistence propel New York fashion editor Maddy Stewart in her search for her daughter, abducted from the Jersey Shore—a quest that takes her through an unknown underworld in Brooklyn and eventually to Bavaria, Germany.
 

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Janet Benton
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Janet Benton

Lilli de Jong

A young Quaker woman finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia. She is told she must give up her daughter to avoid lifelong poverty and shame. But she chooses to keep her. 

Confiding their story to her diary as it unfolds, Lilli takes readers from an impoverished charity to a wealthy family's home to the streets of a burgeoning American city. Drawing on rich history, Lilli de Jong is an intimate portrait of loves lost and found and a testament to the work of mothers. "So little is permissible for a woman," writes Lilli, "yet on her back every human climbs to adulthood." 

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Charles Todd
Jul
15
6:30 PM18:30

Charles Todd

The Gate Keeper

Since the end of the Great War, Inspector Ian Rutledge has barely managed to hold memories of the trenches at bay. Two constants have buoyed him: his police work and his only sister, Frances. But he’s just given Frances away in marriage, and while he wishes her every happiness, he cannot shake a deepening sense of loss.

Unable to sleep, Rutledge decides to take a short drive. Hours later he’s far from London in dark, unfamiliar countryside. The war, which he’d kept rigorously in check all day, overwhelms him, and he has only a vague impression of the road unwinding before him. In a particularly desolate stretch, he’s jolted out of his nightmare when his headlamps suddenly pick out a motorcar stopped in the middle of the road, and he narrowly misses it. Standing next to the vehicle is a woman in evening dress, with blood on her hands and a dead man at her feet.

She swears she didn’t kill Stephen Wentworth, telling Rutledge that a stranger stepped in front of their motorcar and without warning fired a single shot before vanishing into the night. But Rutledge can find no trace of this man or the weapon. Rutledge persuades the Yard to give him the inquiry, but even he isn’t sure whether he’s seeking justice—or fleeing the emptiness that awaits him back in London.

Probing the victim’s background, the Inspector uncovers conflicting views of the dead man. Wentworth appears to have been well liked by most people, yet his bitter family paint a malevolent portrait, calling Wentworth a murderer. But who, exactly, did Wentworth kill? Is his death retribution for that crime? Or has his dinner partner lied?

When a second suspicious death occurs, the evidence suggests a dangerous predator on the loose, carefully stalking his victims. But where is he . . . ?

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Tom Ryan
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Tom Ryan

Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign
Based upon years of indefatigable research, the author evaluates how Gen. Robert E. Lee used intelligence resources, including cavalry, civilians, newspapers, and spies to gather information about Union activities during his invasion of the North in June and July 1863, and how this intelligence influenced General Lee's decisions.

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Steven Hartov
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Steven Hartov

The Soul of a Thief

As the end of World War Two nears, a young German soldier concealing his Jewish heritage plots an escape from his commander and the war – and plans to bring his commander’s mistress with him.

In the Spring of 1944, I realized that I was not going to survive the war….

Shtefan Brandt, adjutant to a colonel of the Waffen SS, has made it through the war so far in spite of his commander’s habit of bringing his staff into battle and in spite of the heritage that he has so far managed to conceal. Instead, his growing interest in his commander’s mistress may be the end of him, were Colonel Erich Himmel to notice.

Colonel Himmel has other concerns, however. He can see the war’s end on the horizon and recognizes that he is not on the winning side, no matter what the reports from Hitler’s generals may say. So he has taken matters into his own hands, hatching a plan to escape Europe and the Allies only after stealing a fortune from them.

A fortune which Shtefan, in turn, plans to steal from him….

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Tanya Nichols
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Tanya Nichols

Tanya Nichols

Bernie, has the Carlos case in the bag. She's smart, confident, and fueled by personal tragedy. She knows all too well what's at stake for the six-year-old, Mexican-American boy, who lost his parents to a drunk driver. After all, her own mother and father-her adopted parents-died tragically when she was only thirteen.

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Joanne Guilfoil
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Joanne Guilfoil

Flying Over Delmarva

This is a coffee table book filled with gorgeous color photos of many types of aircraft from all over Delmarva. It is also a rich historical account of military, agricultural and recreational airplanes, with stories provided by friends, families and pilots who flew them, including: a Mitchell B-25, Navy trainers, a Talon T-38, Stearman, Beechcraft, King Air, Cessna, Erco Ercoupe, Waco, 1929 Great Lakes and many banner planes!

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Frank Hopkins
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Frank Hopkins

Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders

For the US, the Vietnam war ended in 1975. The hatred between American factions did not. The result: serial murder.

Paul O'Hare, a retired history professor, uncovers a long-hidden domestic impact of the Vietnam War thirty-five years after it ended when he finds a skeleton in the crawl space of an abandoned home in southern Delaware. The investigation team, led by Detective Margaret Hoffman, discovers two more skeletons and the quest for the serial killer begins. Hoffman soon learns the three skeletons had been graduate students at the University of Maryland during the 1970s, as was Paul O'Hare. He soon becomes a major suspect as well as a romantic interest of Detective Hoffman. 

The search for a serial killer reveals a complex web of former student interrelationships, questionable student suicides, a crusading newspaper reporter, and CIA agents and double agents told in a fast-paced style.

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Vermell Tunstall
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Vermell Tunstall

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect is an empowering story about one's ability to survive the worst in order to reach the best you. It is a story of a teenager who is forced to face many tumultuous situations in life while finding the courage to move on. Jayden is forced to deal with a great deal of loss, hardship and grief throughout her high school years. In a world that seems so much bigger than her, she is abused, bullied, raped and hopeless. With suicide being a possible way of escape from her troubles, Jayden has to find the strength to survive and maintain her self-control.

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Beatriz Williams
Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

Beatriz Williams

The Summer Wives

New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season—a spellbinding novel of romance, murder, class, power, and dark secrets set in the 1950s and ’60s among the rarified world of a resort island in the Long Island Sound . . .

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Irelynn Farrington
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Irelynn Farrington

The Perfect Unicorn

The Perfect Unicorn is a children’s book written by an imaginative 12-year-old author, Irelynn Farrington. The story involves an evil troll who searches for the perfect unicorn to provide him with the power to rule the land but kidnaps a princess and other unicorns instead. A knight must save the day, but how? This “magically ever after” conclusion is a must tell story for children all over the world.

 Join us for a free Story Time with Irelynn! More details here.

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Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright

Lola Dutch

Meet Lola Dutch, a delightfully creative girl bursting with ideas—perfect for any child who’s ever been told they’re just too much!

It's the start of a new day, and Lola Dutch is full of creative plans! Even if her enthusiasm is sometimes a bit much, Lola is inspired to make every day grand!

With the help of animal friends, she cooks up a fantastic feast for breakfast, devours great books at the library, paints a masterpiece for every wall (the ceiling too!), and builds a majestic bedtime fort. While her dear companion Bear sometimes says she is just too much, this energetic girl is full of inspiration and imagination, which even Bear will agree is amazing.

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Caroline Ailanthus
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Caroline Ailanthus

To Give a Rose

Artist Sophie Smith “listens” to fossils to seek inspiration, but her latest subjects, a pair of ape-like human ancestors millions of years old, could give her something else as well. Never has she needed a clear perspective on human descent so much, for now she is unexpectedly pregnant. As Sophie struggles to make art and make a decision, her speculations frame and introduce the real stories of seventy-five years in a proto-human community, the “foot-ape” Tribe of the River Confluence. There is the community founder who must make a terrible choice to reclaim her power and her dignity. There is the man who defends his family from famine in ways at once human and beastly. There is the woman who crosses a mountain range for a chance at saving her children. And more. Sophie can wonder, draw solace, and make decisions about her own legacy, but she cannot know these stories. She cannot learn why one of her fossil subjects is holding the fossil of a flower.

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Dean Kuhta
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Dean Kuhta

Silvarum

Silvarum is a series of eight adventures that follow a group of teenagers (Abigail, Penny, Roger, Mckenzie, and Marie) through a fantasy world as they pursue the mysterious runestones of Nexxathia. A family’s ancient legacy, intertwined with a vast collection of magnificent and bizarre characters, will battle a legion of dark forces and monsters. Ghosts, dragons, castles, magic, witches, technology, dinosaurs, and sarcastic teenagers. Welcome to the world of Silvarum!

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Abby Snow
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

Abby Snow

Resubmerged

Reality has more than just wings.

Roslanie Callerie is from a realm known as Dunchoria. She has one power, just like everyone else? Or does she?

When the despised Dunchorian King displays an arbitrary interest in her, so do a handful of other sinister individuals. The hunt is on.

Even after going into hiding and receiving a new identity, Rose finds it hard to avoid the spotlight, especially with a newfound sense of lust flowing through her. Two boys. Both with their own agenda. But which is looking out for her best interest? As her life begins to spin out of control, the lines between right and wrong,and trust and betrayal blur.

Who is worth the pain? And, are the sacrifices worth the answers? In a world full of humans, Dunchorians, Griffins, and Celestians, nothing is certain.

Reality has more than just wings. Watch your step. Hold your breath. Don't look back.

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Laura Kamoie
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Laura Kamoie

My Dear Hamilton

"Tells the story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Tells not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal--but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right"

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Amy Norcross
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Amy Norcross

Hope & Maggie

Can infidelity and the comfort of a best friend help a failing marriage?

Hope's once-doting husband, Harry, swept her off her feet twenty years ago. With her marriage now deteriorating and her heart slowly breaking, Hope finds the excitement she craves in steamy on night stands. Her self-destructive antics are an escape from her frustrating home life. What will happen if Harry finds out? 

Maggie is a self-proclaimed bookworm and lover of wine. She is also happily single. Happily Single. Until Brian. Because of a life-changing assault in college, she tries to hard to create an uncomplicated life for herself. When Maggie reluctantly surrenders to a relationship with Brian, a sexy college crush, she soon uncovers the many secrets surrounding his life.

Best friends since college, Hope and Maggie now run a chic, successful wine bar, which also serves as a venue for book clubs. It's a dream come true for both women. It's also a playground for Hope's wandering eye.

A winding story of friendship across time, Hope & Maggie is a novel of love, humor, betrayal, and the unpredictability of life. Just when they thought they had it all figured out...

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Dana Phipps
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Dana Phipps

Murder in Ocean Pines

CICI KING HAD IT ALL. She married the man of her dreams and has a beautiful waterfront home. She can afford to live as she pleases. But the tide is turning. Cici's marriage is slipping away like sand being swept to sea. Her husband is a successful businessman with a penchant for money and women. Cici wants to find out why Greg's behavior has changed for the worse and hires a private detective. Greg is miserable with the idea of spending the rest of his life with Cici. She's the only impediment in his life, and he wants his freedom. Greg devises a plan to murder Cici and acts on it. Greg is afraid a crafty Detective Crabbe will find him guilty of the crime. He goes to incredible lengths to set up his friend, Merv Grady, as the suspect. Later, he meets his mistress, Della Summer. When she learns Greg has a dark side, she wants to aid Crabbe in arresting him.

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Elyssa Friedland
Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

Elyssa Friedland

The Intermission

Have you ever had a secret so gut-wrenching you couldn’t share it with anyone, not even the person who shares your bed? Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on a seemingly-happy marriage, posing the question: how much do we really know–and how much should we want to know–about the people we love the most?

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Dennis McKay
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Dennis McKay

A Boy From Bethesda
It's Bethesda Maryland back in the day. A heartwarming and ultimately heart-wrenching story of the life of Johnny O’Brien. A Boy From Bethesda interweaves camaraderie and romance and a yearning for the past that will appeal to a wide audience of men and women and young and old.

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Christopher Swann
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Christopher Swann

Shadow of the Lions

How long must we pay for the crimes of our youth? That is just one question that Christopher Swann explores in this compulsively readable debut, a literary thriller set in the elite—and sometimes dark—environs of Blackburne, a prep school in Virginia. When Matthias Glass’s best friend Fritz vanishes without a trace in the middle of an argument during their senior year, Matthias tries to move on with his life, only to realize that until he discovers what happened to his missing friend, he will be stuck in the past—guilty, responsible, alone.

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Sharon Neff
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Sharon Neff

Until It Wasn't


In Until it Wasn't, Sharon Neff chronicles the experience of her husband's cancer journey with raw acuity, detailing each moment from the time of diagnosis through the onslaught of emotions after his death. It is a love story cut short.

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Kevin Barnett
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Kevin Barnett

Living My Shadows

"They told me I wouldn't live to be 2 yrs. old because they found me starving on someone's porch.... I'm 55 now.... They told me I wasn't smart enough and that I didn't need a higher education...... I have an AA, BS and MS. They told me I would never be part of anything worthwhile. I'm a member of MD-Military-Holding-Lodge No. 122 - MWPHGL of Maryland, The Monday Cub (Oldest Social Club for African-American Men in Delaware and maybe the Nation--1876) recently resigned, The Drill Sergeant Association, and Bethel AME Church to name a few. They told me the Army wasn't the way to go and I was wasting my time and the organization wouldn't teach me anything. I was Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Detachment NCOIC, CID Investigator, Drill Sergeant and an EO Advisor for 5,000 Soldiers and Civilians just to name a few. It has taught me a lot. They told me I couldn't run a full marathon. I finished in the top half. They told me I was too small for martial arts--I received a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido and a Red Sash (Chamber 5) in Kung-Fu. They told me that I will fail in life. The Lord has blessed me with a lovely wife, four grown men (sons), a lovely stepdaughter, and six grandchildren. It was rough getting there, but I'm here." (Started from the bottom) They told me I would never, never find my bloodline. Well, I found my birth mother, father, sisters and brothers and a host of cousins and combined my bloodline to my family that raised me and taught me everything I needed to know about life altogether into one big happy family. I now have two mothers and fathers. THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THOSE THINGS.... KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, AND LIVE YOUR DREAMS. MAKE NO EXCUSES.... “

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Walter Curran
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Walter Curran

On to Africa

On To Africa follows the exploits of a young man, William Connolly. Growing up in South Boston Irish Catholic, Connolly graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, got his first job as the Third Mate on Moore- McCormack line freighter MorMacPride sailing to South America only to discover larceny, smuggling and murder among the crew members.

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Patricia O'Connell Pearson
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Patricia O'Connell Pearson

Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII

At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more.

Though the WASPs lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials.

Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.

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Jim Duffy
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Jim Duffy

Eastern Shore Road Trips
Much more than a travel guide, Eastern Shore Road Trips is full of tales from days gone by and insights into the character and culture of the storied Delmarva Peninsula. Join award-winning writer Jim Duffy and his wife, the photographer Jill Jasuta, on 27 fun excursions along the back roads, into the quaint towns, and out to the sweetest scenes on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware.

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Penelope Lagos
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Penelope Lagos

 

I Miss My Best Friend

Twins Louie and Penny finally realized their dream to adopt a dog when their parents took them to the animal shelter. Cassius was not just their pet, he became their best friend. Through the years, the twins did everything with Cassius, but eventually, Cassius became old and sick. Saying goodbye to their best friend was the hardest thing Louie and Penny had ever done. I Miss My Best Friend is a heart-warming story for children that will help them learn how to deal with the loss of a pet.

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Steve Piacente
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Steve Piacente

Pretender

A disgraced journalist stumbles on a story that will let him reclaim his career, but redemption comes with a price: he must place his faith in the racist senator he once exposed as a murderer.

Fast-rising star Dan Patragno is thinking Pulitzer until he violates one of journalism’s key tenets and winds up blackballed from the industry. Career shot, marriage in tatters and bills looming, he takes the only job he can find – manager at a local Laundromat.

As Dan struggles to accept his new station, a fateful note arrives from ex-Senator Mac McCauley offering a jailhouse interview. If the story McCauley offers is true, it will rock the political world and open Dan’s path back to the industry he loves

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Christi Barth
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Christi Barth

Never Been Good

Flynn Maguire isn’t really a bad guy. Sure, he worked for the mob, but he ran a legitimate business—on paper anyway—and it paid enough to keep his brother out of the lifestyle. Until they turned on him. Now he’s stuck in Witness Protection, tending bar in Nowheresville Oregon… and pissed the life he knew is gone. The only bright spot? Fantasizing about his quiet, secretive, beautiful coworker.

Sierra Williams is a woman on the run. All she wants now is to settle into small town life… and ignore the brooding, sexy bartender who can’t seem to take his eyes off her. Flynn’s bad-boy vibe pushes all her buttons, but Sierra fell for the wrong man once already. She can’t afford to let her guard down again. Except Flynn’s tough exterior is slowly melting away to reveal the sweet man beneath and their attraction is too strong to resist.

Sierra and Flynn are falling fast, but they’re both keeping so many secrets. The truth could ruin everything… unless a girl who’s a little bad is perfect for a guy who’s never really been good.

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K.L. Montgomery
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

K.L. Montgomery

Romance in Rehoboth Series

Romance in Rehoboth, where the ladies are strong and independent, and the men are actually nice guys! These delightful romantic comedies are set against the backdrop of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware’s top vacation destination

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Diana McDonough
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Diana McDonough

Stuck in the Onesies

You'll fall in love with Barb and Ellie, two housewives, raising kids in the tumultuous 60’s in the D.C. suburbs. Their antics make Lucy and Ethel look tame as they evolve from the Donna Reed lifestyle to that of independent women without taking part in the bra-burning marches. Their husbands, Jake and Will, are also as close as brothers and the friendship becomes more like family than friends.

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Brother Christopher Savage- New Skete Prior
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Brother Christopher Savage- New Skete Prior

Let Dogs Be Dogs

No matter what training techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature. Since dogs naturally want to be led, they need focused and compassionate guidance. Through stories and case studies, we reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace. The promise of this book is that, especially in an ever-accelerating world filled with digital distractions, you can learn from your dog's example how to live in the moment, thereby enriching your life immeasurably.

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Tom Ryan
Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

Tom Ryan

Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign


Based upon years of indefatigable research, the author evaluates how Gen. Robert E. Lee used intelligence resources, including cavalry, civilians, newspapers, and spies to gather information about Union activities during his invasion of the North in June and July 1863, and how this intelligence influenced General Lee's decisions.

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Tim Linehan
Sep
2
6:30 PM18:30

Tim Linehan

Hannah Gould

In 1942 war-torn Poland, a Jewish family is murdered by the Nazis, but fifteen year old Hannah Gould miraculously escapes. Alone and desperate, Hannah ultimately makes her way to a group of Jewish partisans in the forests of Belorussia. She is transformed from a sheltered Jewish girl from Warsaw to a partisan leader, nearly losing herself.

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Kate Moretti
Sep
3
11:00 AM11:00

Kate Moretti

In Her Bones

Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother.

Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.

Edie quickly becomes the prime suspect—and while she can’t remember everything that happened the night of the murder, she’d surely remember killing someone. With the detective who arrested her mother hot on her trail, Edie goes into hiding. She’s must get to the truth of what happened that night before the police—or the real killer—find her.

Unless, of course, she has more in common with her mother than she’s willing to admit…

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David Allen Edmonds
Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

David Allen Edmonds

Personal Pronouns

Joe Lehrer is grieving the death of his wife in an automobile accident, and at the same time blaming himself for it.  He manages to keep his life together and return to his job as a teacher, but is rocked again by the suspicious death of a student.

With the help of his colleagues and his own dubious faith, Joe puts aside his sorrow and investigates the connections between the two deaths.  He finds the truth, but also a secret, a deadly secret leading from suburban Stradford to the Governor’s Mansion.  Now he must decide whether compromising his own values by descending to the level of the guilty is worth the pursuit of justice.

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Siobhan Fallon
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Siobhan Fallon

The Confusion of Languages

Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret’s toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie’s boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn’t Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret’s apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend’s whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret’s disappearance. 
 
Written with emotional insight and stunning prose, The Confusion of Languages is a shattering portrait of a collision between two women and two worlds, as well as a poignant glimpse into the private lives of American military families living overseas.

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Karen Neary Smithson
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Karen Neary Smithson

Death in Disguise

Teenage girls are being murdered in Los Angeles. Four in one week. The latest victim isn’t like the others—not a runaway or prostitute—but a nanny working for a celebrity couple.

And this has Sibeal “Beth” Getty, perplexed. Beth, an Irish born fashion model gifted with an uncanny sixth sense, was acquainted with the nanny and knew of her aspirations to become an actress. The veiled motive for the deaths haunt Beth and after reading the nanny’s stolen diary, she is hell-bent on unraveling the mystery surrounding the slain teens. But she doesn’t know the first thing about conducting a murder investigation, that’s her detective husband’s line. With a healthy dose of determination and her intuition on high gear, Beth forges onward. She begins to link unconnected details and stumbles into a tangled web of deception that makes clear, nothing is as it seems.
 

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Nancy Sakaduski
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Nancy Sakaduski

The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay

A storm has hit coastal Delaware and washed a young mermaid named Nibi across land and into Rehoboth Bay, separating her from her family, friends, and ocean home. Terra, a young girl who lives nearby, is afraid of the water, so she misses out on swimming with her friends and wading in the bay to collect shells. The two discover each other, become friends, and find a way to solve their problems together.

 

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Penny Clover Petersen
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Penny Clover Petersen

Pushing Up Daisies

Daisy Forest knows a ghost when she sees one. True, she has never actually seen a ghost before, but she swears their transparency is a dead giveaway. Daisy, a volunteer tour guide at the historic Holly Hill Mansion, knows that Sophia Meade Long, the woman who once owned the mansion, has been dead since 1814. So, when a very transparent Sophia steps in front of Daisy's little Prius one night and asks for her help, how could she refuse? Once again Daisy and her sister, Rose, find themselves up to their eyeballs in all sorts of shenanigans — chasing ghosts, holding séances, and searching for priceless Revere silver. The sudden reappearance of their reprobate father, Dickie Forest, with a new and unlikely interest in the occult has them puzzled to say the least, and their mother, Angela, behaving at her eccentric best. What seems to be harmless fun takes a deadly turn when Daisy stumbles on the body of the mansion's curator in the wine cellar and Daisy is later attacked after a Gothic evening in the mansion. When the police seemed to be stumped, it's up to Daisy and Rose, with the invaluable help of Angela, to calm the ghost and catch a killer.

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Karen White
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Karen White

Dreams of Falling

It’s been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads—and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin’s mother, is discovered in the burned out wreckage of her family’s ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways.
 

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Tiffany Schmidt
Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Tiffany Schmidt

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date with Darcy

Tiffany Schmidt has created the world from every girl's dreams: where classic stories come to life and the heroes from those stories are interested in you! The first in a series, these squeaky-clean, young YA titles offer accessible retellings of the classics for teens and tweens.

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Jenny Milchman
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

Jenny Milchman

Wicked River

Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.

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Shawnee Walker
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Shawnee Walker

Milo's Day at School

Milo's Day At School is about a awesome little boy who lives with epilepsy. The book shares a heartwarming, informative story about a child who has a seizure at school. This is a great book to read to children ages 3-8, it shares information about epilepsy and what to do if someone has a seizure in a kid friendly language.

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Carl Thompson Jr.
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Carl Thompson Jr.

Jitter Crop: Stories

Stories of fantasy, dark wit, and unnerving discovery lead to deep reflection in Jitter Crop, the second short story collection by Carl F Thompson Jr. Five of these nine stories were previously published in literary magazines, and "Jellyne" was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Magazine's Short Story Award for New Writers in early 2016. Jitter Crop bristles with the bewildering, the curious, and the quixotic in nine unusual works designed to mesmerize any imaginative mind.

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Hannah McKinnon and Sarah Pekkanen
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Hannah McKinnon and Sarah Pekkanen

Sailing Lessons

On the shores of Cape Cod, the Bailey sisters reunite with their long-lost father for a summer of hope and forgiveness in this heartfelt novel from the author of The Lake Season, Mystic Summer and The Summer House.

The Ever After

In this intricate and enthralling domestic drama, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Affair, the internationally bestselling author of the “gossipy page-turner” (Glamour) The Perfect Neighbors goes deep into a marriage in crisis, peeling back layers of secrets to discover where the relationship veered off course—and whether it is worth saving.

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John Wasowicz
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

John Wasowicz

Daingerfield Island

Elmo Katz, a defense attorney from Alexandria, is no stranger to the bureaucracy and twisted truths that lurk in the justice system, but his world is upended when he finds himself entangled in the roots of a complex terrorist plot. Places he once navigated with ease are now obscured by shadows. Katz must weave his way through political intrigue, courtroom machinations, and police skulduggery to save what’s left of the truth—and himself.

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Rebecca Behrens
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

Rebecca Behrens

The Last Grand Adventure


Twelve-year-old Bea finds herself on a unique road-trip with her grandmother, as they search for her grandmother’s long-lost sister—the legendary Amelia Earhart—in this charming novel from the author of When Audrey Met Alice and Summer of Lost and Found.

 

 

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Michael DeStefano
Jun
10
6:30 PM18:30

Michael DeStefano

The Composer's Legacy

A popular California music professor receives an unexpected inheritance of property and unpublished music from a complete stranger in Lewes, Delaware. Investigating the circumstances behind his endowment, David Whealy discovers a secret which may well have redrawn the map of the United States.

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Randy George
Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

Randy George

Memoir of a Skipjack


Preservationist and historian Randolph George in 1993 bought and restored Martha Lewis, an aging Chesapeake Bay skipjack. What happened next was a labor of love and the discovery of a way of life fast fading from view. We meet the craftsmen who built her and the watermen who depended on her for a living, recalled in their own words. The entire skipjack fleet is described in detail with 109 pictures and diagrams in 187 pages. Included is the most comprehensive description of a skipjack yet undertaken, a certain reference book for those with a love for this iconic vessel and its place in American history.

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Michael Morgan
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Morgan

World War II and the Delaware Coast
Within weeks of Pearl Harbor, German U-boats arrived off the Delaware coast and attacked numerous ships along the vital shipping lanes to Philadelphia and Wilmington. Author Michael Morgan tells the remarkable story of a coast at war.

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Jamie Brenner
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Jamie Brenner

The Husband Hour
When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.

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Michelle Gable
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Michelle Gable

The Summer I Met Jack

Based on a real story - in 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.

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*CANCELLED*William Grayson
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

*CANCELLED*William Grayson

Beefstew Saves Lives on D-Day

Although earlier amphibious landings on enemy-defended beaches in Europe, Africa, and Pacific islands resulted in high causality rates, costly lessons were not learned and in some cases ignored by the Allies. During the final World War II landings at Normandy, German defenders manning Rommel's "Atlantic Wall" were allowed enough time after the naval shelling had stopped to get to their battle stations and kill 4414 men on the beaches.

Bill Grayson applies his experience with tactical air forces and his military intelligence vision to rethink 1944 Operation OVERLOAD planning to understand how a great many Allied lives could have been saved.

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Camron Wright
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Camron Wright

The Other Side of the Bridge
 

Two strangers, opposite coasts, and a bridge that silently beckons.
 
Katie Connelly has lived in San Francisco all her life. Her late father made his career as an ironworker on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the many stories of him trying to save jumpers still haunt her. When she's asked to write a history about the bridge, her research uncovers a secret journal hidden in her father's desk, pages of familiar advice penned by the hand of a stranger. The scribbled words tell of a promise ring and a distant love, clues that Katie hopes may answer her own unresolved sorrow.
 
Across the country, Dave Riley, a marketing executive in New York, encounters sorrows of his own. As he grasps at straws after tragedy strikes his family, a once whimsical daydream quickly turns into an obsession: he must ride his motorcycle across the Golden Gate Bridge on the Fourth of July.
 
Does the bridge hold answers for both Katie and Dave? Or will it only add to their heartache? The puzzling words left behind in a long-forgotten journal hold the key to the truth they will discover on the Other Side of the Bridge.

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Karen Fortuanti
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Karen Fortuanti

The Weight of Zero

“You might think that a story about having bipolar disorder would be depressing. But this story will lift you up, open your eyes, and make even your darkest ‘Zero’ moments seem manageable. Everyone should read this book. It will help you face those bad times, and it will help you appreciate the good times…” — Clarissa Murphy, Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA)

 

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J.R. Miller
Jun
2
6:30 PM18:30

J.R. Miller

Towers on the Beach

A German saboteur landed from a German submarine on the shores of Bethany Beach in 1942. He makes his way to a farm on Woodland Avenue owned by German sympathizers and frees a German scientist who is a prisoner at the POW camp in Bear Trap, Delaware. He makes his way back to Germany but during his brief stay in Ocean View, he meets and falls in love with a young women who also has a farm on Woodland Avenue.

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Diana McDonough
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Diana McDonough

Stuck in the Onesies

You'll fall in love with Barb and Ellie, two housewives, raising kids in the tumultuous 60’s in the D.C. suburbs. Their antics make Lucy and Ethel look tame as they evolve from the Donna Reed lifestyle to that of independent women without taking part in the bra-burning marches. Their husbands, Jake and Will, are also as close as brothers and the friendship becomes more like family than friends.

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Dorothea Benton Frank
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Dorothea Benton Frank

By Invitation Only

In this thoughtful, timely, humorous, and bighearted tale, perennial New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank examines what happens when a young sophisticated Chicagoan falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush Lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina—trading the bustle of a cosmopolitan city for the vagaries of a small Southern town

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Mary Alice Monroe
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Mary Alice Monroe

Beach House Reunion

Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love.

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Carolyn Turgeon
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Carolyn Turgeon

The Mermaid Handbook

This book is for mermaids, and for everyone who loves mermaids, and for everyone who secretly wants to be a mermaid, deep down. It’s for all those who hold conch shells to their ears to hear the ocean and its secret messages; who love the soft iridescent beauty of a shell’s interior; who have a special affinity for pearls and sea glass and aquamarine; who stalk beaches for a perfect washed-up treasure gleaming from the sand. It’s also for those who love the feel of salt on their skin and in their hair and who dream of swimming—tail stretching out behind them—in the open ocean, alongside manta rays, whales, and dangerous, glittering creatures who could pull you to the ocean floor without a thought—and you’d almost let them.

 

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Ronit Stahl
May
28
1:00 PM13:00

Ronit Stahl

Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America

A century ago, as the United States prepared to enter World War I, the military chaplaincy included only mainline Protestants and Catholics; today it counts Jews, Mormons, Muslims, Christian Scientists, Buddhists, Seventh-day Adventists, Hindus, and evangelicals among its ranks. Enlisting Faith traces the uneven processes through which the military struggled with, encouraged, and regulated religious pluralism over the twentieth century. Moving from the battlefields of Europe to the jungles of Vietnam and between the forests of Civilian Conservation Corps camps and meetings in government offices, Enlisting Faith is a vivid portrayal of religious encounters, state regulation, and the trials of faith―in God and country―experienced by the millions of Americans who fought in and with the armed forces.

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